Top Dolla set Twitter on fire on October 13 when he sent out a tweet about sneakers.
"Some of y’all favorite wrestlers only wear sneakers on-camera to seem “cool & hip” but in real life they rock vans and ASICS exclusively… but y’all not ready for that conversation," he tweeted.
No names were mentioned, but many fans believed he was talking about The Young Bucks, who have increasingly showed off their sneaker collection on AEW television. The Young Bucks changed their Twitter bio to reference NXT and making Top Dolla trend and Top Dolla continued to tweet about sneakers.
It all led to Top Dolla recording a diss track using a Young Buck beat.
Speaking on his Jobbing Out podcast, Top Dolla walked fans through exactly what happened between him and the Young Bucks.
"Hit Row ain't nothing to fuck with. You play these little high school games you want to play and the craziest part to me about the whole situation is, I wasn't talking to anybody in particular. As I mentioned in the video, a hit dog will holla, and like I mentioned in one of the tweets that really pissed them off is that they'll tell on themselves and that's exactly what happened. Then they got told about themselves," he said. "That's the funniest part. I wasn't talking to any in particular. I was literally making a Twitter joke and then people got butthurt and in their feelings. I didn't even know they were wearing fake sneakers, I found that out afterward. Everybody was like, 'Oh, he was dissing them because they were wearing fake sneakers a couple of months ago.' I didn't even know that. They told on themselves."
Top Dolla still didn't mention the Young Bucks, but his co-host played a promo for the Jobbing Out podcast that spotlighted a previous interview they did with The Young Bucks.
Top Dolla then addressed Matt & Nick Jackson changing their bio and taking shots.
"I used to watch them cats. I wasn't even talking about them. They just got in they feelings cause they little their Twitter minions gas them up and they realized very quickly that I'm not the one to play with. When they first did the NXT bio, I was like, 'Huh, that's rude. I'm not even in NXT anymore and I know that you know that.' For you to do that, it kinda felt like it you were saying I should still be in NXT or you just wanted to shit on NXT for no reason. It's disrespectful and unnecessary. Even then, I was l like, 'I don't feel like getting on these Twitter people, I'm gonna let these boys slide.' Then they updated their bio again and it said, 'We'll make you trend just by mentioning you in our bio.' I took that personally. I didn't start nothing. I was like, 'that's an interesting comment.' I read that as, 'You're a nobody and we can make you popular.' In reality, them boys could never make Hit Row like I did. To say that to me is wild and very disrespectful. I had to let them know that I'm not the one to play with and these are not games we play. I don't play around with my name and people. Everyone in the wrestling business learned a lesson that day and I'm sad that it had to be them boys to teach everybody the lesson, but now everyone knows that Top Dolla is not the one to be fucking with," he said.
When asked how and why the rap came together, Top Dolla replied, "Anger. I got home at midnight and was like, 'you know what'd be really funny?' and I looked up the Young Buck beat, wrote the verse in five minutes. Luckily, I have a professional studio in my house because Top Dolla is not just a name, it's my game. I recorded the song, edited it, shot the video, edited it, went to sleep, and posted it."
FRAN¢Style Friday 129— Top Dolla ----/ A.J. Francis (@AJFrancis410) October 15, 2021
“A Hit Dog Will Holla” ---- pic.twitter.com/0xFhIdr8wZ
Top Dolla continued by discussing trending on social media, saying, "I've probably trended 20 times in my life. Every time that happened, it was AJ Francis. To be the topic of discussion in professional wrestling, a lot of people can't handle that pressure, but I feel like I should have been here a long time ago. Other people would take that as, 'he's arrogant,' no, I believe in myself homeboy, just like all the best. You know why I believe I'm really good at this? I made Hit Row. Wrestling has been around 100 years and nobody has ever made anything like Hit Row. These guys gave me all the juice and I haven't even debuted on SmackDown yet, but they felt the need to talk down on my name like I'm some nobody. That's not how this works."
Finally, Top Dolla was asked about the reaction from those in WWE, while he didn't mention the internal reaction in WWE, he did say that others reached out.
"I can tell you I got my friends from that other company calling me and telling me 'thank you.' It has nothing to do with companies. There are people on both sides that bang with me and people that bang with other people. Everything I'm doing is to promote my name and my group. I still haven't said their name. They felt the need to say my name on they're show. How pathetic is that? Free promo. You gave me free promo and I gave you nothing," he stated.
The "free promo" mentioned by Top Dolla references Max Caster mentioning NXT and Top Dolla in a rap that was recorded during the AEW Rampage tapings.
Top Dolla tweeted about Caster's rap, saying it was fish fillet compared to his filet mignon. You can find his comments by clicking here.
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